Cialis Lawyer

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on November 21, 2003, Cialis (tadalafil) is a prescription medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction. Under the name Adcirca, the same drug is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Unfortunately, people have been diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer) after taking Cialis. If you or a loved one have experienced this, you should schedule a consultation with a Cialis lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. Our attorneys can work to pursue compensation on your behalf.

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction occurs when not enough blood flows to the penis, preventing an erection. It affects about 30 million men in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.

While concerning for most males afflicted, sporadic episodes of the condition should not be cause for any medical concern. However, if the condition becomes a reoccurring, long-term issue the afflicted should seek solutions and medical consultation.

Persistent erectile dysfunction can have debilitating effects on a males physical, emotional, and mental health. Physically it will have its aforementioned issues with an erection in addition to causing a physical decrease in sexual desire.

However. the mental health effects of erectile dysfunction are perhaps the most detrimental to a victims life. These effects include the following:

  • Increased Stress
  • Deteriorating Self-Confidence
  • Create Relationship Problems

Who Is At Risk Of Getting Erectile Dysfunction?

Risk factors for erectile dysfunction can include age, tobacco use, being overweight, some treatments and medications (including antidepressants and high blood pressure drugs), stress and other mental health conditions and drug and alcohol use.

The most influential factors indicating erectile dysfunction risk are typically:

  • Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
  • Tobacco Use
  • Obesity
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Damaged Nerves Or Arteries
  • Medications (Antidepressants, Antihistamines, etc.)
  • Psychological Conditions
  • Substance Abuse
  • Prolonged Bicycling

Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

Oral medications are the most popular medical method pursued by men afflicted with erectile dysfunction. Among this class of medication are the popular drugs, Viagra (Sildenafil), Cialis (Tadalafil) and Levitra (Vardenafil).

These drugs effect the nitric oxide in you body. Nitric oxide is a naturally occurring chemical in your body that relaxes penile muscles to promote increased blood flow.

Unlike self-injections, oral medications do not directly and automatically produce an erection for the user. Rather, the medication works to heighten the effects of sexual stimulation, allowing the male to experience a degree of sexual arousal similar to their previous ability. The medications will also not promote excitement or any other feelings, so they should only be used in men who are actively suffering from erectile dysfunction.

The demand for erectile dysfunction drugs is rising due to needs of the increasing elderly population and other growing diseases including renal diseases, chronic disorders, hypertension, hormonal insufficiency, diabetes, and other neurological disorders.

According to World Health Organization, neurological disorders are disorders in the central and peripheral nervous system. The brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles are all affected by neurological disorders.

Structural, biochemical, or electrical abnormalities in these main parts of the body can result in different types of dementia and disorders.

Cialis is manufactured by Eli Lilly, a global pharmaceutical company. The primary competitor of Cialis is Viagra, which was valued at $4.3 billion in 2012 and accounted for the largest share of the total erectile dysfunction drug market with approximately 45 percent.

Does Cialis Cause Melanoma Skin Cancer?

Melanoma is the most common form of skin cancer in the United States, as well as the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Cialis, and Viagra, belong to a class of drugs known as PDE5 Inhibitors. The PDE5 inhibitor affects the same pathways that melanoma growth agents use. When PDE5 is blocked by drugs containing PDE5 inhibitors, like Cialis, melanoma can grow and spread.

A 2014 medical study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine linked Viagra, to an increased risk of melanoma. The researchers analyzed data on nearly 26,000 men from 1986 through 2000, looking at instances of melanoma in these men as well as their reported Viagra use.

Even after controlling for factors like history of skin cancer and UV light exposure, men who had taken Viagra were significantly more likely to develop melanoma than those who did not.

Of the men who never used Viagra, 4.3 out of every 1,000 developed melanoma. Of the men who reported using Viagra, 8.6 men out of every 1,000 developed melanoma — an 84% increase.

Researchers are currently investigating links between other ED drugs, like Cialis, and skin cancer.

Individuals who have been diagnosed with skin cancer linked to Cialis can work with a lawyer to calculate their damages and pursue fair compensation.

What are the Criteria for Filing a Cialis Lawsuit?

Lawsuits are being filed by patients who experienced dangerous side effects from taking Cialis. If you have been injured by the drug, you may be entitled to a settlement.

The criteria for filing a Cialis skin cancer lawsuit include the following:

  • Must be male
  • Must have been diagnosed with melanoma within one year of the last usage of Cialis
  • Must have taken Cialis for at least three months prior to being diagnosed
  • The diagnosis was made on or after January 1, 1998

Eli Lilly is already the subject of litigation, as several men have filed suits against the manufacturer for skin cancer caused by Cialis.

In 2016, a man in Minnesota filed a lawsuit after a biopsy revealed a melanoma diagnosis. The man was prescribed and used Cialis from 2006 to 2016.

The lawsuit claims that research has provided evidence of a potential link between Cialis and melanoma, but the company did not adequately warn patients of that risk. The plaintiff has stated that if he had been aware of the risk, he either would not have taken Cialis or would have taken it more cautiously while monitoring his skin health more carefully.

Similarly, there are cases filed by several other men in Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and more against Eli Lilly. Currently, there are also 30-plus federal lawsuits filed against Pfizer over Viagra skin cancer cases, including 28 in federal courts and three in state courts.

To learn more about the criteria for filing your own lawsuit after taking Cialis, contact our attorneys today.

Contact an Experienced Cialis Attorney Today

A Cialis lawyer can help if you or someone you care about was diagnosed with melanoma as a result of ingesting Cialis. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturer for failure to adequately research Cialis or warn about the risk of health problems.

In 2016, the FDA announced that they were evaluating the need for regulatory action, regarding the possible link between Cialis and an increased risk of melanoma skin cancer. Our legal team can help you seek full and fair compensation.

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    Sources and References
    1. Erectile Dysfunction Causes – Healthline 
    2. Erectile Dysfunction – Mayo Clinic
    3. Erectile Dysfunction Risk Factors – WebMD
    4. Penile Injection Therapy – Urological Care
    5. Viagra Side Effects – Drugs

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